BNP Paribas Asset Management makes four new hires in private debt and real assets investment division

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has strengthened its Private Debt & Real Assets (PDRA) investment division, headed by David Bouchoucha, with four appointments, all based in Paris.

Stéphanie Passet has been appointed Chief Investment Officer for Infrastructure Debt, reporting to Karen Azoulay, Head of Infrastructure Debt. Stéphanie has considerable multi-sector expertise across international infrastructure debt origination and structuring.

Romain Linot has been appointed Chief Investment Officer for Real Estate Debt, reporting to Christophe Montcerisier, Head of Real Estate Debt.  Romain has a wealth of experience of real estate financing from both the buy-side and sell-side.

Mohamed El Jani has joined the Structured Finance team as an investment manager, reporting to Michel Fryszman, Head of Structured Finance. Mohamed will help strengthen the team as it grows its capabilities within securitisation and private portfolios.

Irene Bárcena has joined the SME Lending team as an analyst, reporting to Christophe Carrasco, Head of SME Lending.  In addition to her credit analysis and portfolio management responsibilities, Irene will help to develop origination capabilities in Spain.

These four appointments are all within BNPP AM’s Real Assets, SME Lending & and Structured Finance team, headed by Laurent Gueunier, and reinforce PDRA's strategic positioning within the key areas of real estate debt, infrastructure debt, SME lending and structured finance.

David Bouchoucha, Head of Private Debt & Real Assets at BNP Paribas Asset Management, says: “Private debt and real assets have become essential components of investors' asset allocation, as they ensure stable income and diversification of credit exposure.  The strengthening of our teams with talented experts confirms BNP Paribas Asset Management's positioning as a major player in private debt in Europe.”

Founded in 2017, BNPP AM’s Private Debt & Real Assets investment division consists of 50 investment professionals in Paris, New York and London.  With more than EUR9 billion of assets under management, PDRA offers its clients a wide range of solutions based on a distinctive approach to asset selection and origination, combined with rigorous integration of ESG criteria into its management processes.

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